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Can you please describe the final stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

Can you please describe the final stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

Four (4): Cirrhosis is typically staged from 1 to 4. End-stage typically means the liver is no longer compensating even with various medical interventions and prognosis is therefore worsening. Advanced stage might mean stage 3 (or even stage 2). In practice most physicians just use a clinical prognostic score to monitor severity (such as the meld or childs-pugh scores). ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Which symptoms might a person experience in the final stages of cirrhosis of the liver?

Which symptoms might a person experience in the final stages of cirrhosis of the liver?

Can vary: Cirrhosis is by definition the final stage of the liver, with scarring. Signs like fluid build up in the abdominal cavity (ascites), easy bruising, jaundice and symptoms of decreased appetite, fatigue, feeling sleepy or confused (hepatic encephalopathy) can occur. Your liver doctor can help manage and control the above signs/symptoms as they occur at different rates. ...Read more

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What should a person feel in the final stages of cirrhosis of the liver?

What should a person feel in the final stages of cirrhosis of the liver?

Confusion: Hope this is not happening to you- final stages is increased belly size due to fluid collection- and also increased confusion due to too much ammonia in the system which cannot be cleared. ...Read more

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My aunt has cirrhosis of the liver and is in her final stange, but she continues to drink vodka, how can I help her? How much longer will she live?

My aunt has cirrhosis of the liver and is in her final stange, but she continues to drink vodka, how can I help her? How much longer will she live?

Not long: On the outside - under a year and I believe that is for people who have stopped drinking. It may be very painful too and there is simply nothing I can find to say that is hopeful. Hospice is the thought I have and their experience with palliative care will be a big help to make the last months as good as possible. If you can, try to enjoy your time together and let a pro deal w/ the hard stuff. ...Read more

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What are signs of each stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

What are signs of each stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

Four stages: Check out livestrong.Com/article/114296-four-stages-liver-disease that should explain it fairly well. ...Read more

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What is the last stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

What is the last stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

Liver Disease: I think you may be mixing up your words and diagnoses. The last stage of cirrhosis is death. That is why everything possible is done before one get's to this last stage. Now, what were you really asking? ...Read more

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What's the life expectancy of someone in the late stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

What's the life expectancy of someone in the late stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

Medium to short: If complications of cirrhosis, ie, end-stage liver disease manifestations are present and multiple, usually less than two years, especially if progressive or multiple. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of someone in stage 6 of cirrhosis of the liver and also, what is the prognosis?

What are the symptoms of someone in stage 6 of cirrhosis of the liver and also, what is the prognosis?

See the site listed : Below: prognosis is not good. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver.

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Dr. Jason Hemming
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Cirrhosis Of The Liver (Definition)

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver and poor liver function. It is the final phase ...Read more